Eco build in the woods

A little wooden cottage in a forest that was planted by the client 30 years ago. The simple, vernacular form of this 200m2 home is compactly arranged between two angled blocks – one for living and one for sleeping – and connected by a sedum- roofed entrance link.

A combination of a timber frame with high levels of insulation, freestanding solar PVs, air source heat pump and the thermal mass of polished concrete floors will achieve a low-energy building without compromising on design quality.

Groundworks getting underway: 2018